Euro 2020: Russia Squad, Fixtures, Schedules, key players, Predictions- All you need to know: Russia had reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup on home soil but since then it has been in transition mode. The goalkeeper and skipper Igor Akinfeev, veteran centre-back Sergei Ignashevich and winger Aleksandr Samedov were the three players who stepped down. Going into the Euro 2020 which kicks off from June 11, it will be a test for Russia’s fortune under head coach Stanislav Cherchesov.
Russia in Group B of Euro 2020: Russia have been placed alongside world No.1 Belgium, Denmark and Finland. They will be a dark horse in the group. The Russia squad will need to do everything in their power and summon the 2018 magic to defeat Belgium and Denmark.
Russia squad for Euro 2020, Players to watch out for:
Artem Dzyuba, Aleksandr Sobolev, Aleksandr Golovin
Russia Euro 2020 Schedule:
June 12: vs Belgium
June 16: vs Finland
June 22: vs Denmark
Russia squad, Euro 2020:
Goalkeepers: Yuri Dyupin (Rubin), Matvei Safonov (Krasnodar), Anton Shunin (Dinamo Moskva)
Defenders: Igor Diveev (CSKA Moskva), Georgi Dzhikiya (Spartak Moskva), Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moskva), Vyacheslav Karavaev (Zenit), Fedor Kudryashov (Antalyaspor), Andrei Semenov (Akhmat)
Midfielders: Dmitri Barinov (Lokomotiv Moskva), Denis Cheryshev (Valencia), Daniil Fomin (Dinamo Moskva), Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco), Daler Kuzyaev (Zenit), Andrei Mostovoy (Zenit), Maksim Mukhin (CSKA Moskva), Magomed Ozdoev (Zenit), Rifat Zhemaletdinov (Lokomotiv Moskva), Yuri Zhirkov (Zenit), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moskva)
Forwards: Artem Dzyuba (Zenit), Aleksei Ionov (Krasnodar), Denis Makarov (Rubin), Aleksei Miranchuk (Atalanta), Aleksandr Sobolev (Spartak Moskva), Anton Zabolotny (CSKA Moskva)
Russia Euro 2020 – Predictions
Placed in a tough group, Russia will have to come together as a unit. It is unlikely they will finish top. But if they can get better of the Danes and Finland, they can progress as second-best in the group.